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Rare video: Saudi Arabia’s King Abdulaziz and Winston Churchill in Egypt

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A video has surfaced among Twitter users showing rare footage of Saudi Arabia’s founding King Abdulaziz al-Saud, with then UK Prime Minister Winston Churchill at the Auberge hotel in Egypt.

King Abdulaziz and Churchill can be seen seated by Qarun Lake for a lunch date. This historical meeting, in 1945, is said to have been the start of Saudi-UK relations

The video emerges as Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman makes a visit to the UK.

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